SWIT Premiere: Falling Out Of Love by Red Sleeping Beauty

SWIT favs Red Sleeping Beauty must be happy indeed this morning, Sweden* vanquished mighty South Korea (imaginatively nicknamed “The Reds”) in the World Cup yesterday. More importantly, they have a wonderful new record on the way. I am so happy to premiere “Falling Out Of Love” from the EP, called “Always On Your Side”. It’s…

SWIT Sounds Abound #5

Good afternoon! I could be watching Morocco v Iran or listening to these ten terrific tunes – well no competition, music wins every time. Today we visit Indonesia, Norway, Italy, Austria, Catalonia, Finland, Spain, France and Sweden! Class – enjoy the tunes and have a great weekend y’all. Peonies – Haliho (Nanaba Records) SWIT favs…

Red Sleeping Beauty have invited us to the Matinée

Well the excitement is reaching fever pitch (?!!) here in SWIT towers. Gerry is out on the balcony playing keepy-uppy (without a ball!, don’t ask), we’ve installed a bar and I’ve styled my beard à la Brazilian legend Socrates. Our good friends Red Sleeping Beauty contacted us about their unofficial Swedish (150/1) anthem “Dressed In Yellow…

SWIT Premiere: The New Tigers are Grrreat!!

Is it their finest work to date? “In The Tall Grass” is impossibly evocative, these impressions jotted down before I even knew the title – the song induced a kind of trance – crickets, the hissing of summer lawns, the delicious, ambiguous, almost imperceptible backing vocals, the memories of a hot summers day recalled on…

SWIT Sounds Abound #4

Another sunny day in paradise, another hot batch of tunes to add to our best of 2018, we kick off this week with KEKA – Out Of The Water Here is Fredrik Andersson a.k.a KEKA from Sweden with “Out Of The Water”, which is a dreamy, multi-layered sunshine-tinged melody. Lovely work! It does mention slaughter…

SWIT Premiere – DALLAS KALEVALA : VICTIMIZER

DALLAS KALEVALA : VICTIMIZER Here comes the big noise. We are delighted to premiere “Victimizer” by Dallas Kalevala. The band takes their cue from some block rocking beats, the song is loud, dark and sweet, it makes you want to move your feet, it’s got that nineties (I think, I’ve been alive so long) sheen,…

SWIT Sounds Abound #3

Gerry’s bonged off to Barcelona for the weekend to that Primavera Sound thing and I’ve been left here sniffing my own roses. Frankly, it’s how I like it, nobody saying “put the wine away”, “put the whiskey away”, “put the crack away”, put the….you get the picture. So I can honestly say I’ve been trying…

Listen intently to the music of James Bentley

And now to the border-country of Cavan, a place I know and love well, having worked there for a few years back in the mists of time. We find 20-year-old singer/songwriter James Bentley releasing his first EP, and a pretty promising debut it is too. James has a warm, heartfelt voice and knows his way…

Un Deux Trois is never enough.

Deux Trois – Dave/Late Night Girls Deux Trois hail from Kingston, Ontario. Deux Trois is Nadia Pacey of Konig, Benjamin Nelson of PS I Love You, & Ben Webb of Carvings. Here are two rather wonderful songs from their forthcoming EP “Health” (out June 8th). First up is “Dave”, a laid-back, cool as fuck and…

I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them SAMT I am

SAMT – I wue Di / Geh Schleich Di Top bloke Ronnie Pinkau, from the beautiful and musically sizzling town of Augsburg, contacted us this week about a new release on his small but perfectly-formed label Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten. “I Wü Di” is a pretty direct lustful get over here now siren call. And who…

SWIT Sounds Abound #2

Greetings from a very sunny Dublin! Here's our second SWIT Sounds Abound of 2018, a round-up of the best songs from our myriad subscriptions. 10 great tunes for all you loons. Everything added to our Best of 2018 lists as well. Scorchio. New Silver Girl – Phantom Ride (Soliti) Here is Helsinki’s New Silver Girl’s…

The Barbiturates

The Barbiturates – Pots N Pans – Look See Fire Rising They’re back, have they ever been away? Not bloody likely. Derry’s arch enigma returns with “Pots N Pans – Look See Fire Rising”, displaying as ever a Joycean lack of respect for both grammar and good taste. It’s like the chant of the ever-circling…